Have you ever had those urges to clean every inch and corner of your place? Everyone’s been there. Cleaning is known to be therapeutic in nature – meaning by the end of the day, you will not only have a clean house but will also be in a better mental space. So, are you ready to make your house squeaky clean? Before summertime rolls around, we’re talking about some great DIY all-purpose cleaners that you can easily make and use. Most of the ingredients used in these items are most likely already lying in your pantry, so why not put them to good use?
But first, a warning…
Before diving into the world of DIY all-purpose cleaners, there’s something you should be careful about. If you plan on creating your own DIY cleaner, be sure to not mix in any products that contain ammonia with bleach. Mixing these chemicals can result in fumes that are extremely hazardous and can damage your health.
So, put those reading skills to good use and check every product’s label before using it. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s make some all-purpose cleaners.
Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner
This cleaner is going to smell brilliant and will be super effective, thanks to its strong ingredients. It contains:
- One cup of water
- One cup of white vinegar
- A few lemon peels
- Rosemary sprigs
Place all these ingredients in a spray bottle and allow the lemon peels and rosemary sprigs to infuse into the white vinegar and water mix. After a week, it'll be ready to use. You can use this cleaner for getting rid of hard water stains, any wall smudges, clean trash bins, and so much more. Since it is acidic in nature, be careful where you use it. Also, be sure to put gloves on while cleaning anything.
Those pesky stains on the windows are absolutely infuriating, and sometimes, they require a little more effort than just wiping with a wet cloth. Here are the ingredients you need for this DIY glass cleaner:
- 2 cups of water
- ½ cup white or apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
- Lastly, to add a bit of scent, you can add 1 to 3 drops of orange essential oil.
Mix these ingredients in a spray bottle, and you've got the best DIY window cleaner. One thing to keep in mind is to not use the solution on a hot day because chances are it will dry up quickly, and your windows will probably be left with lines and streaks on them.
Wrapping It Up
With these DIY cleaners, there’s no excuse to delay the house cleaning any further. Happy cleaning to you and may your home be spotless this summer!